Our vision was given in 1992. The Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss in Southern Africa was established 4 years later with the mission to act as a change agent for children with a hearing loss internationally.
The Foundation developed Eduplex in Pretoria. Eduplex consists of a Pre-, Primary- and High School as well as a Training Institute (ETI). ETI offers practical online courses in the inclusion of deaf children in a mainstream school for parents and professionals (teachers, speech-language therapists, audiologists, etc.) from around the world.
At Eduplex deaf children learn alongside their normal hearing friends – without sign language. Here they acquire spoken language to enable them to ultimately reach their full potential, becoming independent members of society. This is only possible by including deaf children in a mainstream school like Eduplex, with the necessary support, and optimum use of modern technology like hearing aids and cochlear implants.